Joseph F. Sullivan Center

Human Papillomavirus

HPV vaccine: prevents human papillomavirus

  • You should receive this vaccine if you are less than 26 years old and have not completed the series (both males and females).
  • What is HPV? Human papillomavirus is a common virus in people in their teens and early 20s. It is major cause of cervical cancer in women, as well as anal cancer and genital warts in both women and men. HPV is spread through unprotected sex.
  • Each year in the US, approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,000 die from it.

Click here for the CDC Vaccine Information Statement about the HPV Vaccine